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by Bernius1
Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Find Flaw
Replies: 20
Views: 4623

Re: Help Find Flaw

MATT !!! NO REFERENCES TO LOVE LIFE IN A TECHNICAL FORUM !!!<p>That said, all of Quantum Electro-Dynamics is rooted in probability amplitude, and randomness cannot be ignored. So if a certain crystal is able, like a tunnel diode, to cause photons to do what they love to do ; arrive at their destinat...
by Bernius1
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Find Flaw
Replies: 20
Views: 4623

Re: Help Find Flaw

In the last year or so, they used a crystal ( Cadmium mix, I believe), about 6" long, and proved that light can go faster than light. It's debatable, because of the short distance. BUT , read Mr.Feynman, and he says that light goes from A to B NOT in the shortest distance, but the shortest TIME. In ...
by Bernius1
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making hydrogen from water & DC
Replies: 208
Views: 46139

Re: Making hydrogen from water & DC

FINALLY. THANK YOU ! Now Chris, I'm not contesting anything you've said, BUT, in catalytic reactions you can get 'more' out of the reaction. One, that it takes less input energy (heat) to start the reaction , and second, it can allow the release of energy stored as fuel. So, like burning hydrocarbon...
by Bernius1
Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Senior Design Project (EE+ME)
Replies: 22
Views: 5530

Re: Senior Design Project (EE+ME)

I just got it. "6-to-9 months for misdemeanor reckless behaviour and indecency"
But I think the project was the bartender, & not the still.
by Bernius1
Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making hydrogen from water & DC
Replies: 208
Views: 46139

Re: Making hydrogen from water & DC

GENTLEMEN , GENTLEMEN , PLEASE ! I'm still reading this, hoping for a mite of veracity. But fellows, (S-shot excluded), if it works, there's got to be a physical reason. Either a catalyst, or ( based on energy output ) a nuclear reactor powering it. The output is phenomenal. So, being 'photonic' , a...
by Bernius1
Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Senior Design Project (EE+ME)
Replies: 22
Views: 5530

Re: Senior Design Project (EE+ME)

HEY BORIS, WANNA MAKE SOME CA$H ?? I had an idea for taking the timing cover off a small block Chevy, putting on a 2-link oversized chain, and floating two idler pulleys aside and between the gears. The two idlers get fixed to a slide-bar, so that as it moves one way, it advances the camshaft, and a...
by Bernius1
Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Senior Design Project (EE+ME)
Replies: 22
Views: 5530

Re: Senior Design Project (EE+ME)

I like Zotdoc's idea. A robotic watchman. Rolls around like a robot on the property, gets RF location info from triangulating two antennae signals, and with several video cameras, is able to get closeups of 'remote' events. Then bolt on a cup holder for Colt45, a CD player for rap music, and pay it ...
by Bernius1
Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do orbiting wires generate?
Replies: 17
Views: 3377

Re: Do orbiting wires generate?

I think the tether was similar to 16ga wire. No wonder it broke. " A little knowledge..." Interesting "EM brake" theory; the energy MUST come from somewhere. If that's true, a 'horse's mane' of fine wires would act either as a brake, or as a solar sail. It would be interesting to float a fine copper...
by Bernius1
Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rf interference
Replies: 20
Views: 4219

Re: rf interference

Treebeard, I wonder if the circuit is acting like an alarm bell/ mech. oscillator ? What's the resistance of the coil ? Too low, & it may be pulling down the rest of the citrcuit. Robert, Light is energy, but not specifically thought of as referenced to a ground plane. With RF, the earth is the othe...
by Bernius1
Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So you want to install a subwoofer, ha !
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: So you want to install a subwoofer, ha !

I'm looking for an electromechanical device which burns rice, and emits loud latino music. Can you tell me where to find one ?
by Bernius1
Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rf interference
Replies: 20
Views: 4219

Re: rf interference

Robert, I'll take your word for it, but if the receiver is simpler, it may not have so complex an IF or AGC circuit, and I have seen earlier FM systems with AGC acting as a limiter early on to prevent front end overload. Regarding the ground, PA systems get ground loops, and PCB traces ( even in the...
by Bernius1
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DMM software for Windows XP
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: DMM software for Windows XP

XP has a 'program compatability' function under 'properties', which is supposed to allow Win95 & 98 software to run. But I think the glitches come from packeting the data at the ports, because custom app's don't always debug well. But I'm sure MS's sniffers will be glad to see that logo on your desk...
by Bernius1
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: car jumper cable question
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: car jumper cable question

Make sure you use a big Cole-Hersee battery disconnect switch and 1/0 cables, and solder inside the crimp on the cable ends to prevent capillary rot. Hey; to prevent the load from drawing too much from the source, have any of you guys put a filter cap in the power feed, and then sense the cap's volt...
by Bernius1
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas and applications for this amplifier
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Re: Ideas and applications for this amplifier

An electrolysis machine to remove all those hairs from Hillary's chin, cheeks, and back ? Actually, I think audio / stage / auto test / DC motor ctrl are most probable. I can see them being used in process mgmt, but its ranges seem to exclude it from some niches. Also, are the voltage and current pr...
by Bernius1
Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring analog singal from 0v - Xv where X is unknown
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Re: Measuring analog singal from 0v - Xv where X is unknown

The topic spurred a different thought in my mind. What if you REALLY DIDN'T know the upper limit; maybe 115V, or 240V, or 440V (lethal ) ? Usually, resistive dividers help limit, but the ratio of their values ( from 1:1 to 10,000:1 ) intrinsically limit which end of the voltage scale will be most ac...